As Head of Cisco Investments and M&A for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), Rajiv leads an experienced team investing actively in a variety of strategic and thematic areas across Security, IOT, Storage, Connected Mobility, Collaboration, AI, Silicon as well as Country specific themes both directly and via LP positions. With an active portfolio of 24 direct investments plus 6 venture funds, the team continues to add to its APJ portfolio. Rajiv and his team are also responsible for originating and executing M&A transactions and Joint Venture partnerships across Asia Pacific & Japan.
Prior to his current role, Rajiv served as the Managing Director for Cisco Capital Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China. In all, Rajiv has 23 years of experience in credit structuring, term lending, trade finance, venture lending, venture investing and M&A. Prior to joining Cisco, he co-founded Captive Finance Corporation that operated as an independent company for 6 years before being acquired by Fortis Bank.
Originally from New Delhi, he began his corporate finance career with the venerable Tata Group after receiving his Masters of Finance from the University of Delhi. Rajiv now resides in Singapore with his family and is an avid Polo player.